LawDragon/HRE names Joseph Tilson, Anna Wermuth, A. Martin Wickliff, Jr., and Jeremy Glenn among the Nation’s Top Labor & Employment Lawyers

Friday, June 7, 2019

June 7, 2019 - Four members of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department have been named to the 2019 LawDragon/Human Resource Executive (HRE) magazine’s top Labor & Employment lists. 

  • Joseph Tilson (Chicago) was named, for the ninth year in a row, to the nation’s “Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Lawyers” list.
  • Anna Wermuth (Chicago) was named one of the “Top 20 Traditional Labor & Employment Attorneys” in the nation – her third time receiving this distinction.
  • A. Martin Wickliff, Jr. (Houston) was named to the “Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Lawyers” Hall of Fame.
  • Jeremy Glenn (Chicago) was named for the third year in a row as an “Up & Comer” in Employment Law.      

These annually produced lists pair LawDragon, a Los Angeles-based network for lawyers and clients, and HRE in presenting the nation’s leading labor and employment defense lawyers. The attorneys on the list were selected from submissions of over 5,000 Labor & Employment lawyers by clients and peers.

The lists for 2019 can be viewed here.

Detailed listings for 2019 can be viewed here.

Joseph Tilson

Co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, Tilson’s practice entails representing employers in large scale employment litigation and labor arbitrations. In the past 35 years, Tilson has tried more than 150 jury and non-jury cases before the full range of courts, administrative agencies and labor arbitrators. He is nationally known for his knowledge and success in handling large wage and hour class action cases, but he also has vast experience in collective bargaining involving large and complex bargaining units. Tilson is the chair of the American Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section. He has been recognized as one of the nation’s top labor and employment lawyers, including being named the Chicago Employment Law “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in 2011, 2014, 2017 and 2018, and consistently achieving a Tier 1 ranking from Chambers USA.

Anna Wermuth

As vice-chair of the firm’s national Labor & Employment Department, Wermuth represents management in labor and employment litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies such as the EEOC, the Department of Labor, and the National Labor Relations Board.  She is recognized for her work representing colleges and universities in union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining and faculty litigation. Wermuth was recently named one of the “Most Influential Women Lawyers” by Crain’s Chicago Business and a “Woman Making an Impact in the Law” by The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. She is recognized by Chambers USA, Super Lawyers and Leading Lawyers. In addition, she is an active member of the ABA’s Labor & Employment Law section, where she has held several leadership positions.

A. Martin Wickliff, Jr.

Wickliff is a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department in the Houston office. His representation of management includes advice and counsel, trials, appeal and administrative proceedings involving all types of discrimination matters (single and multiple plaintiff cases, as well as class actions), retaliation claims, layoffs and reduction in-force, noncompete and nondisclosure/nonsolicitation disputes, trade secrets, unfair competition, Sarbanes-Oxley and other whistle-blower actions, defamation, privacy claims, FMLA and WARN, as well as wage and hour litigation (collective actions and multiple plaintiff lawsuits).  Wickliff is a former Director of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors. He has been recognized as one of “The 25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter-Century” by Texas Lawyer and “Top 100 in Texas” by Texas Super Lawyers and Texas Monthly and has consistently received a Tier 1 ranking from Chambers USA.   

Jeremy Glenn

As Chicago office managing partner, Glenn oversees more than 50 attorneys and professional staff. With more than 20 years’ experience handling disputes and negotiations, Glenn has defended class action wage and hour overtime disputes, EEO class actions, and retaliatory discharge cases. He has tried dozens of labor arbitrations along with leading collective bargaining negotiations for employers and employee associations covering thousands of employees. Glenn has served as co-chair of the ABA labor and employment section’s federal labor standards committee, which is devoted to federal wage and hour laws. Glenn received the 2018 Client Choice Award from Lexology and the International Law Office (ILO) in the Illinois Employment and Benefits Law field and has been recognized by Chambers USA and Leading Lawyers.   

About Cozen O’Connor

Established in 1970, Cozen O’Connor has more than 850 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. Representing a broad array of leading global corporations and middle market companies, Cozen O’Connor services its clients’ needs through 32 offices across two continents. 



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